Wednesday 19 September 2018

It's Wordy on Wednesday At Amber's Library with Review #72 featuring The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso: Central Park & The Winner of Parsley's 6th Birthday Give-Away

Welcome To

With me, Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty

Supurr salutations fellow feline book lovers

*wavy paws*

**Big Sigh** supurr furriends it's been really traumatic the last couple of weeks here in Mewton-Clawson and to be honest without Basil, we're completely lost, and it's been really hard to get any sort of motivation happening...

We'll be doing a speshal post sharing all the beautiful and heartfelt tributes for Basil in the near future, and we'd like to say many thanks to all of mew who shared such beautiful tributes in the Blog'o'sphere, Twitter, Facebook and Instacat, your kindness and support has really meant so much to us during these past dark days.

Thank mew

Oh before I furget again, I've got announce the winner of Parsley's 6th Birthday Give-Away - many apologies fur the lateness of the draw.

So anyhoo we randomly picked a winner, drum-roll purrlease...



Linda Szymoniak

WOO HOO many congratulations guys, purrlease email us your snail mail address at your earliest convenience:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

and we'll get your epically epic goodie bag to mew in a jiffy!

And as some mew will know it was Pandora's 3rd birthday yesterday but she and I are going to have a joint pawty on my 16th BD which is on the 24th of October as we don't feel like having a pawty right now and there'll be a couple of goodie bags to give away then, so if mew missed out this time, mew'll have 2 more chances to get your mittens on one soon enough.

Furry many thanks to Pipo fur sending Pandora this beautiful card the other day, she was thrilled to bits, dude mew're epic and Pandora sends **KISSES** **MUWAH**

And now I think it's time to share this weeks book.

 The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso: 
Central Park


**Furstly I have to let mew all know that I was given a free copy of this book in exchange fur a fair review**

Here's the book blurb:

Phatty the cat loves nothing more than spending his days balanced atop his favorite chair gazing out his windows at Central Park below. Everything is simply fan-tabby-lous until one day when the meanest hawk in the park lands on his terrace and makes a terrifying announcement that he is coming for Phatty and his furry little friends.

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Phatty is a scardy cat, he has more issues than mew can shake your tail at, but his one true furriend and BFF Payaso helps Phatty feel better about himself.  Payaso who lives out of town and visits fur only a few months of the year, encourages Phatty to be more, to grow and helps him to find his inner strength and resolve.

On the day of Payaso's arrival, a vishus hawk threatens Phatty's wurld and his furriends, so he furry bravely takes it upon himself to break free of his self-imposed limitations and go out into the real wurld to save the day.  The journey he takes brings encounters with many anipals, some who feel dejected and rejected, some who are bullied and some who are just plain lonely and Phatty learns that he is not alone in how he feels and this empowers him further as these new furriends give him the confidence to continue on his impawtant quest.

Guys if I tell mew anymore I'll be giving the plot away and I don't want to spoil this fabulous adventure fur mew, though I will say this; it's a really lovely story and as it unfolds, conveys many subtle lessons to younger readers including kindness and how we should be nice one another regardless of how we look or who we are.  

A great book fur all ages and if mew want to read an uplifting book with a touch of sadness, a dash of humour, quite a bit of excitement and a splash of danger then this is definitely fur mew!

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (24 Aug. 2018)
  • Children's Book

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:

Ratings of:

Phatty & Payaso

Offurall Enjoyment

I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, I do hope mew enjoyed it.

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Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew. And don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page, plus if mew'd like an exclusive Library card fur speshal access to my library, just email me at:-

Use the contact form on the lefthand sidebar.

with your name and a photo and I'll send mew one by return.

Also, don't furget to head straight to the next post as it's MEOW LIKE A PIRATE DAY and The Pet Parade is getting the pawty started, so hop along with us and say ARRRRRRR!

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs and kitty kisses

Amber xox

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  1. Amber, we still need to send you photos. We (Gracie and Ava) would love to be in your book club!

    That book sounds like fun. Our Dad works just two blocks away from Central Park.

    Hugs and loving purrs to you all, dear pals.

  2. Lots of purrs to you and your family, Amber. I can understand everyone having a hard time at your house. Take your time and don't worry too much about everyone else.

  3. Amber, you and the family are doing OK. Things take time to settle, and then come party time you will be all up for a hell of a birthday bash!
    Now that book does sound fun. We like life changing stories, and growing up, though for the latter I guess because we have never really grown up ourselves! MOL

  4. It is to be expected that you are all having a hard time. Your world has been ripped apart and you need time to grieve. Life will never be the same but it will continue. Love to you all especially the PA.
    That sounds like a lovely book and I hope the evil hawk changes his ways or gets his comeuppance.

  5. amber; we understand ...itz gonna takez a while but yur ree veew
    thiz week total lee rocked N yur brother commander N cap'n iz veree
    veree proud oh ewe ~~~~~ for sure we will chex out thiz book ♥♥♥♥♥

  6. You are, without a doubt, our favorite bookworm! Hugs to you all, coping isn't easy. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. I know you are all missing Basil and so are all his fans, myself included. I can see why no one wants to celebrate a birthday right now. Your birthday is the same day as my anniversary. This books sounds good. XO


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